Programs & Events
that you won't want to miss!

Thank you to Ben Brustkern, Executive Director and Visionary at Friends of the Family for presenting to CVNA members last week!

For more information on upcoming CVNA programs, visit our website!
The Future of Charitable Giving:
How Should Your Nonprofit Pivot To Be Ready Now?
10-05-2021 1:30-3:30 pm

Online (CVNA will host a viewing option in the Community Room at the CFNEIA for this event)

Learn how to implement new strategies and goals to adapt your charitable giving plan in a post COVID-19 world. This message will speak to all nonprofits who are seeking charitable support, as well as their board and development-related committees.

Presenter: Kris Putnam-Walkerly
The Iowa Nonprofit Leadership Summit is an interactive virtual event. As a benefit included with your CVNA membership, you're invited to participate in the opening session at no additional cost! CVNA will also host a watch event on October 5th from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the CFNEIA Community Room for this opening session. Register here for additional information about viewing options for this opening session.

To register for the full Summit (October 5-7), visit their website.
Cost is $25.00 for CVNA members.
Join CVNA for our Fall Social!

Mark your calendars for a fun fall social event! Additional details and registration information to come!

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm (Following the Iowa Nonprofit Summit Opening Session)
Location: CFNEIA Patio/Community Room (3117 Greenhill Cir, Cedar Falls, IA 50613)
CVNA's 2021 Program Line Up

Note. Programs will be online and/or in person based on safety regulations.
Community News & Events
You're invited! - Party to Enhance Equity in Philanthropy

Date: Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Basal Pizza (225 W. 4th St., Waterloo)

Cedar Valley nonprofit staff and board members are invited to the fourth annual Party to Enhance Equity in Philanthropy!

Nonprofit representatives and members of Metro Funders are gathering for an informal and unscripted social event.

Stop by to meet and mingle with area funders and other nonprofit peers. Light appetizers from Basal Pizza will be provided; guests will grab their own drinks.
You're invited! - Rally for the Valley

Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls

Cedar Valley United Way is kicking off their campaign season at the annual Rally for the Valley luncheon. This fun event will feature a pick a prize game, lunch and NEW for 2021 is Motivational Humorist, Gavin Jerome.

Registration includes admission, lunch and a t-shirt. Register here
CVNA Member Highlight

Greetings from the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation! We’re excited to get to know you and your organization better through our membership with CVNA. While we’re located in Johnston, IA we work with nonprofit and community partners across the state to strengthen and transform the health and smiles of all Iowans. We accomplish this by supporting community systems, partnerships and organizations focused on oral health, oral and overall health integration, and overall health through an equity lens. Our Fall Ignite and Innovation grant deadline is September 1st.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us so we can explore the ways we might work together and visit our website to learn more
We look forward to connecting with you soon!
Beth Jones – Director of Community Impact
Maren Lenhart – Community Impact Analyst
Anna Nalean – Community Impact Coordinator
Discover, Learn, and Grow Together

Cedar Valley United Way is excited to offer you the chance to participate in a free, online 21-Day Equity Challenge!
  • September 1 through 30
  • 100% FREE and open to anyone

Receive weekly emails with links to recommended articles, videos, podcasts and more!
  • Topics include:
  • Implicit Bias
  • Childcare
  • Mental Health
  • Housing Disparities and Discrimination
  • Generational Wealth

More information and link register for this 21-Day Equity Challenge can be found here.
Volunteers Needed - Do a lot of good in a short amount of time!

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging’s nutrition program is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to home-bound seniors in Cedar Falls. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (approximate time commitment is 1 to 1 ½ hours). Meals are picked up at the Cedar Falls Community Center (528 Main Street, Cedar Falls). You pick when you would like to volunteer – once or twice a week or a few times a month. Our volunteers are not “just” delivering a hot, nutritious meal but providing a friendly face and human contact to those who might not necessarily receive one on a daily basis.
For more information or to sign up to help, call Elise Bovy at 319-277-1900 or
National Philanthropy Day® returns to the Cedar Valley!
Nominations being accepted. 

The Northeast Iowa Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is excited to announce nominations are now open for National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) 2021. This is the Cedar Valley’s chance to recognize and celebrate the individuals and organizations who have worked to enrich our community. 

National Philanthropy Day® acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. There are five award categories: Philanthropy, Legacy, Governance, Community Partnerships, and Youth. These ‘Gifts of the Heart’ awards honor those individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and the world.

Nominations are being accepted now through September 3, 2021. To learn more about the award categories or to nominate an individual/organization visit their website.
Reusing, Repurposing, and Upcycling in the Cedar Valley!

The Iowa Waste Exchange provides free, non-regulatory, confidential assistance to schools, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals with the goal of saving disposal costs and protecting the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling materials that would otherwise end up in the landfill.

For an overview of the program visit: Iowa Waste Exchange (IWE) ( To see stats and success stories visit: ( Local newsletter with listing of available/wanted materials coming soon!

Contact IWE Resource Specialist, Tammy Turner at or (319) 235-0311 for more information!
Job Opportunities
Communications Specialist

The Job Foundation is seeking a Communications Specialist. This part time position is responsible for ensuring active, consistent, and meaningful communication with the community on-line, and in presentations and print communications and coordinates effective and efficient communication with Job families. This position reports to the Director of Development in collaboration with the Program Director.

Secondary Education Coordinator

The Job Foundation is hiring a full-time, salaried Secondary Education Coordinator. The Secondary Education Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Secondary Education financial and leadership lessons.

If you are a CVNA member and you'd like to post an open position with us, please email our Coordinator, Andrea at!
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